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Learn more about the folk lore that surrounds hurricanes and the residents of Bermuda


Shark Oil in a bottle has been a part of Bermuda's hurricane lore for many years. The oil is drawn from the liver of a Puppy shark by hanging the liver in the sun. The sharks are generally caught between June and September at the full or a waning moon. The resultant fluid is then placed in a bottle, sealed and strung up outside.

Locals check the oil to determine if a blow is coming or not. The oil stays clear in normal conditions, gets cloudy when stormy weather is on its way and turns milky white if a hurricane is approaching.

There is no scientific explanation for this phenomenon but many old Bermudian's swear by it!







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